by J. D. Salinger
This is the quintessential novel about American teenage angst, frustration and attitude. Perhaps no other novel has so powerfully epitomized a young person's coming to grips with American society as Catcher. Holden Caulfield's disdain for America's concept of success, well-being and life is presented in his constant accusation that everyone is "phony." He has a fantasy that his life's mission would be that of a savior. He would be a "catcher" of lost people.
Author J. D. Salinger and early edition